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Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> nbc's katie toure is live in brooklyn where a protest is scheduled to begin in the next hour. what are you hearing? >> there is a lot of debate on this issue. on the one hand you have the fast food workers and a lot of support out here for them who say they need to be raised to $15. that $7.25 just isn't enough. you hear that woman say she works two jobs even though they're making $7.25 an hour. they're capped out at about 35 hours a week. they say $15 would be a living wage. on the other hand, corporations say $15 is just completely a non-starter. that it won't happen that if that raise happens or any sort of raise happens it will be passed down to the consumer in terms of higher prices for food. there are no hard numbers on this, but it's estimated that a burger would go from $3 to $3.50 and some labor economists say that's not a big deal, because ultimately you will be paying more for food, but not more for welfare services. a lot of these fast food workers are using social services. they use $7 billion in
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
. [ inhales deeply ] oh. what a relief it is. mmm! this is delicious katie. it's not bad for canned soup, right? pfft! [ laughs ] you nearly had us there. canned soup. [ male announcer ] they just might think it's homemade. try campbell's homestyle soup. >>> the latest numbers show homelessness is growing in big cities like l.a. and new york and now an expose shows they're raking in millions off the backs of the homeless. once called terror lords by the tabloids they have converted their rundown tenements into major for-profit homeless shelters. these have cubicle-size rooms with living conditions described as not suitable for human beings, some with garbage piled high, rats everywhere. the going rate for one single room. new york city is paying $122 a night or $3600 a month. it's the topic of a disturbing article in this week's "new york" magazine. i'm joined by the writer and contributing editor, andrew rice. it's good to have you here. >> thank you. >> this family was already nope back in the '80s as slumlords and you write they created a homeless supply and profited from the shelter
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